A page from an issue of:

The Illustrated London News

DATED 1856

A full page showing three engravings, individually titled, of views in Rochester:Rochester Old Bridge; New Iron Bridge at Rochester; The Bridge, Rochester, East Kent Railway.

On the reverse is and article describing the print, which runs to approximately 800 words, and mentions Mr F Farrell, The Earl of Romney, Earl of Darnley, Sir W Cubitt, Messrs Fox and Henderson contractors, Messrs Cochrane and Co of Dudley. The back of the page has a couple of small stains, not affecting the article.

Provenance: From the Illustrated London News; Published 1856. The Illustrated London News was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842. The ILN employed many artists, illustrators and engravers to reproduce images of the news of the day. This was the only way of producing news pictures at this time; and later when photographs became available, even they had to be reproduced using an engraved process. They also employed the services of freelance artists and engravers like Gustave Dore, John Gilbert and many others.


The page measures overall approximately 400 x 275 mm (16 x 10.75 "). There are some faint light brown patches to the page; some age yellowing and spotting - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube.

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Weight 0.3kg